Check it Out! “Village Hotel Katong by Far East Hospitality” Explicit Review

I chose “Village Hotel Katong by Far East Hospitality,” because there are many famous restaurants near the hotel and the price is reasonable compared to the hotels in the center of the city. There is a coastal park called East Coast near the hotel, and there is a very famous crab restaurant called Jumbo Seafood. In addition, the hotel is located in Katong, with a shopping district where the Peranakan culture remains strong, and there are also famous shops of Laksa and Chicken Rice. I decided to stay at this hotel because it was just renovated and the price was reasonable.

What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception

This hotel is attached to a shopping mall and looks like it stands on the top of it.

The entrance was a little hard to find, but it was very spacious.

The entrance seen from inside of the hotel.

The front desk was on the left after entering the hotel.

The front desk was big for a four-star hotel.

The hotel is Peranakan-themed and the interior of the lobby is decorated in Peranakan style. It was not typically gorgeous, but it was designed throughly.

First floor elevator hall.

Inside of the elevator.

Guest room floor elevator hall.

There were two chairs prepared by the elevator.

Guest room floor corridor.

Corridor near the guest room.

What is the Peranakan Room like?

Guest room door.

The room was a Peranakan style room. Peranakan tiles and decorations were used in the room. I think the lace is made by a machine, but it was still Peranakan style. It was a very stylish and spacious room.

The bed was king size, but a little smaller compared to other hotels. The pillow and mattress were both comfortable, and I was able to sleep very well.

There was a TV, a desk and a luggage stand across the bed. There was a smart phone which I could use freely during my stay.

The luggage stand had a nice design. 

Above the luggage stand was a beautiful Peranakan style painting.

Desk and chair.

There was an plug-in outlet above the desk.

There was a sofa and a table by the window.

The ligt was a unique design.

The room seen from the window.

There was a balcony.

There were two Peranakan style chairs on the balcony.

Next to the hotel was a multi-storey car park and a condominium. I could see the multi-storey car park right in front of me.

The view was the only disappointing thing about this hotel.

Bathroom

There was a bathtub right next to the bed. I was able to drink wine in the bathtub while watching TV.

There were two entrances to the bathroom; one right next to the bathtub and the other by the entrance to the room.

There was shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and body soap by the bathtub.

There was a sink, toilet and a shower room in the bathroom. The bathroom was stylish, with wooden flooring and walls and Peranakan decorations.

The shower room had a glass door with a shower fixed on the wall fixed and a removable hand shower. I was able to take a shower comfortably.

There was also shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and body soap prepared in the shower room.

Toilet.

On the toilet tank was an extra toilet paper and a sanitary bag.

The sink was spacious and the mirror was big.

There was also a magnifying mirror.

There were amenities prepared on the sink.

There was a toothbrush, soap, shaver and cotton. However, shaver blade was a little dull.

Hair dryer.

Closet and safe

There was a closet on the right, after entering the room.

There were hangers, a scale, bathrobes, slippers and a safe in the closet.

There was also an iron, ironing board and an umbrella. It was unusual for a four-star hotel to have this many things prepared.

The safe.

Mini bar and cafe

The cafe corner was at the edge of the desk. There was an electric kettle, cups, two free bottles of water, tee and instant coffee.

There was also a Peranakan tea set. It had a cute design.

There was a fridge, but there was nothing inside and it was also not very cool.

Restaurants in the hotel

There was a restaurant called “Katong Kitchen” in the hotel where I had breakfast.

Inside of the restaurant.

There were seats facing the window.

Breakfast was buffet style. It is open for dinner, and it is also buffet style as well.

There were many dishes to pick from.

At the egg station, the cool will make your eggs just how you like it.

Salad bar.

Drinks.

There were hot drinks as well.

Facilities in the hotel

There was an outdoor pool next to the main dining room. It was a circular pool with a radius of about 5-10m at most and was not very big. There are deck chairs surrounding the pool. In the valley of the building, plants are planted around the pool, so you can relax. On the day I stayed, there were several couples swimming in the pool with their children. The advantage of the pool being small is that it is easier to watch your children.

Tables around the pool.

There was a gym which is open 24 hours a day.

There are computers prepared in the lobby which you can use for free.

Hotel surroundings

Around the hotel is a shopping district in the Katong area, where you can enjoy shopping and eating. Laksa 328 and Five Star are especially famous for Laksa and Chicken Rice, so I recommend eating here if you are staying at this hotel. It is very safe around the hotel. In addition to the shopping street of Katong, there is a shopping mall connected to the hotel and another mall in the neighborhood, so you will have no trouble finding a place to shop. There are shops selling cute merchandise and shops selling Peranakan style clothes.

Laksa 328

Five Star famous for its chicken rice.

Staff and guests

The staff were generally friendly and service was good. I was especially impressed by the house keepers who cleaned the rooms throughly. Especially the floor where I stayed seemed to be cleaned very well.

There were people from all over the world staying at this hotel. There seemed to be many people staying on a business trip. The guests were well mannered and I felt comfortable around them.

Access

It is about a 10-minute drive from the airport to the hotel, so access is good. Unfortunately there is no MRT nearby and so you will need to ride the bus to get to the city.

Buildings around the city.

A shopping mall connected to the hotel.

A shop in the shopping mall.

Summary

I had a nice stay at this hotel. Although the price was not expensive, the room was clean and spacious and the breakfast was delicious, so the service was very good . I especially enjoyed the bathtub in the room. Watching TV with a glass of wine while soaking in the bathtub was quite relaxing. There is a shopping street in the Katong area and the East Coast Coast Park near the hotel. After eating laksa, I had dinner at the famous crab restaurant called Jumbo Seafood, located in East Coast Park. Since Singapore is one of the main shipping destination, there are an incredible number of ships anchored on the coast. The lights of the ship looked like a light up of the sea at night, and the view was amazing from the restaurant.

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